Broke,Black,& Blue 1299

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Review Text This four-disc, 100-track box set differs from most blues compendiums on a number of fronts. For openers, it focuses on the first 20 years of blues recordings, from 1924's "Barrelhouse Blues" by Ed Andrews to 1946's "Rhythm Mama" by Johnny Temple. Second, even though there are entries from artists like Blind Blake, Mississippi John Hurt, Son House, Skip James, Big Joe Williams, Bukka White, and Lonnie Johnson, the box is not overloaded with big-name artists. Instead, the set leans toward more obscure names, like Big Boy Cleveland, Kid Brown, Chicken Wilson, Skeeter Hinton, "Mooch" Richardson, and Isaiah Nettles, "the Mississippi Moaner." Also noteworthy is the inclusion of some of the rarest of all country-blues titles, by everyone from Tommy Johnson to Rube Lacy. Covering all the bases -- from vaudeville to barrelhouse, boogie to Delta blues -- this is an oddball set, for sure, but one loaded with great music, solid annotation, and an interesting perspective. Well worth picking up. ~ Cub Koda

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Barrel House Blues - 3:51
  2. 2. Georgia Stockade Blues - 3:27
  3. 3. Sun Brimmers Blues - 3:25
  4. 4. Going to Leave You Blues - 3:51
  5. 5. Dry Bone Shuffle - 3:41
  6. 6. Up Country Blues - 3:15
  7. 7. Dead Drunk Blues - 3:13
  8. 8. Original Stack O'Lee Blues - 3:41
  9. 9. Easy Rider Don't You Deny My Name - 3:58
  10. 10. Bo-Lita - 3:42
  11. 11. Everybody Help the Boys Come Home - 2:25
  12. 12. Church Bells Blues - 3:17
  13. 13. Two Ways to Texas - 3:03
  14. 14. It Won't Be Long Now - 3:24
  15. 15. Bottleneck Blues - 3:54
  16. 16. Rock Island Blues - 3:00
  17. 17. Midnight Blues - 3:45
  18. 18. Fare Thee Blues, Pt. 1 - 3:32
  19. 19. My Monday Woman Blues - 3:03
  20. 20. What's the Matter Blues - 3:00
  21. 21. School Girl Blues - 3:15
  22. 22. Cool Drink of Water Blues - 3:26
  23. 23. Left Alone Blues - 3:21
  24. 24. T and T Blues - 3:12
  25. 25. T.C. Johnson Blues - 3:22

CD: 2

  1. 26. Ham Hound Crave - 3:55
  2. 27. No More Women Blues - 3:02
  3. 28. How Long, How Long Blues - 3:58
  4. 29. Unknown Blues - 3:05
  5. 30. Chicken Wilson Blues - 3:09
  6. 31. Stack O' Lee Blues - 3:58
  7. 32. Broke and Hungry Blues - 3:21
  8. 33. Funny Feathers - 3:17
  9. 34. Pitchin' Boogie - 3:04
  10. 35. Mr. Devil Blues - 3:08
  11. 36. Mississippi Bottom Blues - 3:49
  12. 37. Weary Heart Blues - 3:42
  13. 38. Poor Man Blues - 3:59
  14. 39. Framer's Blues - 3:08
  15. 40. Trinity River Blues - 3:10
  16. 41. Heavy Suitcase Blues - 3:08
  17. 42. Traveling Mama Blues - 3:14
  18. 43. Jumpin' and Shoutin' Blues - 3:08
  19. 44. Bedside Blues - 3:06
  20. 45. Walking Blues - 3:58
  21. 46. Future Blues - 3:01
  22. 47. Long Ways from Home - 3:28
  23. 48. Frisco Blues - 3:07
  24. 49. Good Boy Blues - 3:11
  25. 50. No Special Rider Blues - 3:54

CD: 3

  1. 51. Married Man Blues - 3:18
  2. 52. Dupree Blues - 4:30
  3. 53. 22-20 Blues - 3:50
  4. 54. Lonesome Road Blues - 3:04
  5. 55. Midnight Hour Blues - 3:08
  6. 56. Fat Mama Blues - 3:16
  7. 57. Never Mind Blues - 3:13
  8. 58. Twelves (Dirty Dozens) - 3:12
  9. 59. Little Leg Woman - 3:05
  10. 60. That's What My Baby Likes - 3:01
  11. 61. Good Whiskey Blues - 3:09
  12. 62. Strut That Thing - 3:57
  13. 63. Teasin' Brown Blues - 3:46
  14. 64. Cold Blooded Murder, No. 2 - 3:00
  15. 65. Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind - 3:15
  16. 66. Ashes in My Whiskey - 3:37
  17. 67. It's Cold in China Blues - 3:48
  18. 68. Jockey Blues - 3:49
  19. 69. Prisoner Blues - 3:09
  20. 70. Back Door Blues - 3:10
  21. 71. Don't Sell It (Don't Give It Away) - 3:32
  22. 72. Booker T. Blues - 3:39
  23. 73. Hard Scufflin' Blues - 3:39
  24. 74. Jersey Belle Blues - 3:59
  25. 75. Baby, Please Don't Tell on Me - 3:46

CD: 4

  1. 76. East St. Louis Blues - 3:52
  2. 77. Bukka's Jitterbug Swing - 3:38
  3. 78. Can't You Read - 3:09
  4. 79. Life Is Like That - 3:55
  5. 80. Memory of Sonny Boy - 3:19
  6. 81. Horse Shoe Boogie - 3:56
  7. 82. Ruby Moore Blues - 3:57
  8. 83. Low Land Blues - 3:49
  9. 84. Round the World Blues - 3:56
  10. 85. Rock That Boogie - 3:42
  11. 86. Fast Life - 3:56
  12. 87. Mistreated Blues - 3:31
  13. 88. I Ain't Like That No More - 3:50
  14. 89. Chain Gang Blues - 3:50
  15. 90. Yum, Yum, Yum - 3:37
  16. 91. My Baby's Acting Funny - 3:45
  17. 92. It's Time to Go - 3:43
  18. 93. That Woman's a Pearl Diver - 3:52
  19. 94. Jumpin' at the Club Blue Flame - 3:37
  20. 95. I Believe I'll Go Downtown Again - 3:53
  21. 96. Something in the Moon That Gives Me a Thrill - 3:45
  22. 97. Dixie Flyer - 3:50
  23. 98. Believe My Sins Have Found Me Out - 3:45
  24. 99. Rhythm Mama - 3:46
  25. 100. New Little Girl, Little Girl - 3:38

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12/14/99 

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